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Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8:00 PM
Sundays at 2:00 PM
THE TOTALITARIANS by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb
Michigan Premiere

Politician Penelope Easter is a disaster of a candidate: impulsive and crass, with a closet full of skeletons. When she enlists the help of Francine, a silver-tongued political operative, the two embark on a madcap journey of sex, money, complete misrepresentation of facts, and a total lack of scruples - on their way to political fame. Only time (and a mysterious stranger bent on revolution) will tell if their ends justify their means, or if justice will find them in the end. This raucous dark comedy lampoons “reality politics,” the state of modern discourse, and life in a post-truth world. Directed by Carla Milarch, The Totalitarians features Sayre Fox, Joe Zarrow, Diane Hill, and Connor Forrester. 

September 7-30, 2018

THE STONE WITCH by Shem Bitterman
Michigan Premiere

“Extraordinary art must be tamed," says reclusive genius Simon Grindberg, the world’s most illustrious children’s book writer. But, holed up in a remote cabin with his next masterpiece a decade overdue, it's not clear who is the master and who is the servant. When Peter Chandler, a  starving artist with his own literary aspirations, is hired to help “The Great Man” finish his overdue book, an unlikely friendship ensues, secrets are revealed, and the lines of reality begin to blur. Ultimately, both men must face the terrifying beast dwelling in the dark forest, in a struggle for their artistry, their sanity, and their souls. Directed by Nancy Kammer, The Stone Witch features Diane Hill, Ethan Kankula, and Dennis Kleinsmith.

October 19 - November 11, 2018

THE ELVES AND THE SCHUMACHERS by Carla Milarch and R. Mackenzie Lewis - World Premiere

Theatre NOVA’s holiday tradition continues with another fun-filled night from the team that brought you “The Year Without a Panto Claus” and “Sugar Plum Panto.” Bring the whole family to laugh, boo, hiss, and sing in this over-the-top evening of heroes and villains, funny songs and extreme merriment. This year Hanukkah gets in on the act, when two toy-making elves on the lam wind up in a dreidel store, and hilarity ensues in this multi-cultural holiday celebration featuring musical comedy, slapstick, vaudeville, and fun. Directed by Carla Milarch, The Elves and the Schumachers features Elizabeth Jaffe, Dan Morrison, William Powers and Sarah B. Stevens

Nov. 30 - Dec. 30, 2018, Fri. at 7:30pm, Sat. at 3pm & 7:30pm, and Sun. at 2pm

THE HOW AND THE WHY by Sarah Treem
Michigan Premiere

Two brilliant female evolutionary biologists, who also happen to be mother and daughter meeting for the first time, share a bold, contrarian approach to their male-dominated field. But the younger challenges the older with a radical new theory—one that could change society’s basic understanding of female sexuality. This keenly perceptive play explores the difficult choices of modern American women and generational divides in feminism. “A smart, densely textured work about men and women, love and conflict, genes and destiny.”– The New York Times. Directed by David Wolber, The How and the Why features Sayre Fox and Diane Hill.

February 1-24, 2019

MAZEL TOV, JOHN LENNON by David Wells
World Premiere

January 1972: Vietnam war protests are at their peak, and newly ex-Beatled John Lennon walks into the office of Leon Wildes, an eminent immigration lawyer. As ultra-laid-back Lennon and straight-laced Wildes navigate Lennon’s stormy immigration case, an unlikely and comical kinship unfolds, and both men gain a greater understanding of friendship, personal values, and patriotism. Based on the true story of the Nixon administration's attempt to deport John Lennon. Directed by Carla Milarch, Mazel Tov, John Lennon features Forrest Hejkal and Phil Powers.

March 22 - April 14, 2019 - EXTENDED THROUGH SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2019

KILL MOVE PARADISE by James Ijames
Michigan Premiere

Kill Move Paradise by James Ijames tells the story of Isa, Daz, Grif, and Tiny, four black men who find themselves stuck in a cosmic waiting room in the afterlife trying to find the logic in the senselessness. Wrenched out of their young lives before they even knew what was happening, they confront the brutal reality of their pasts and scramble to make sense of their surreal new world. Audacious, often hilarious, and original, Kill Move Paradise depicts these young men as symbols of hope and illustrates the possibilities of collective transformation and radical acts of joy. Directed by Diane Hill, Kill Move Paradise features Miles Bond, Dan Johnson, Jonathan Jones, and Dez Walker.

May 24 - June 16, 2019

STARGAZERS by Reina Hardy
Michigan Premiere

Rupert Knox is looking for love in all the wrong planets. He’s an astrophysicist who wants two things in life: to make the astronomical discovery of the millennium and find a date to his sister’s wedding. He may have found both in Claire, a mysterious celestial poet. But when another woman shows up at Rupert’s door, all three star-crossed lovers will have to make big choices about mortality, true love, and whether to stick with vodka or switch to beer. Directed by David Wolber, Stargazers features Kaitlyn Valor Bourque, Eddie Rothermel, and Katelyn Wilson

July 11 - Aug. 4, 2019

This activity is supported by the
Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs
and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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